The Archdiocese of Toronto joins the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and faith communities across Canada in launching a joint appeal, entitled Pray-Give-Speak, in response to desperate food crises in South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia.
The United Nations has confirmed that South Sudan has 100,000 people in famine conditions. Reports suggest a total of 20 million people are on the brink of starvation in the region. A declaration of famine has not been made by UN agencies since July 2011 when some 260,000 people died in Somalia – half of them children under the age of five. The world must not let those horrors be repeated.
Those wishing to help through a financial contribution may do so in the following ways:
Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website
By phone through the Development Office: 416-934-3411
Through the parish, making cheques payable to: Name of Parish – African Famine – Humanitarian Relief
1 - An Interfaith Appeal from Canada’s Faith Communities
2 - Key Facts - EN
3 - Prayers of the Faithful
4 - Ways to Donate
5 - Poster - EN
1 - Appel interreligieux des communautés confessionnelles du Canada
2 - Key Facts - FR
3 - Prières des fidèles
4 - Façons de faire un don
5 - Poster - FR